I've been lusting after this houndstooth rug at the fabric store for months. Finally, it hit me that it would be perfect in our bedroom. So I took it out on approval, just so I could dream about it for a few days, then I would probably have to take it back.
But I couldn't do it. I just couldn't take it back. It was a part of our home, now.
So I scrounged up what's left of my birthday money, what's left of last months allowance, and all of this months allowance and bought it! (Don't be fooled, it really wasn't all that pricey, but my allowance isn't much.)
*I strongly reccommend couples incorporating a no-questions-asked allowance into your budget. Each person has a set amount they can spend on WHATEVER THEY WANT without feeling guilted by the other person. Try it! It'll save you a lot of fights over purchases.
I think it really finishes the room. Okay, fine, let's be honest, it'll never be "finished"...but it really amps it up a notch!
BeiBei loves it too...
Chris and I graduated from the U. of Alabama, and we are bama fans. So, I love that this little touch of houndstooth paired with the crimson-ish pillow references the U. of Alabama. This rug is chic (I think!) but also fun and relevant to who we are! It's those subtle personal touches that really make a house a home, without sacrificing style.
So the moral of the story is, you don't have to put THIS rug in our house to show your love for the Tide.
I hope I've shown there are more subtle ways to symbolize love for your alma-mater.
I think I'm in love. Now, let's just hope no one walks on it.